I have recently joined the EU funded Horizon 2020 PARAGONE project at Moredun Research Institute.  My long-term interests include understanding host-symbiont and host-parasite interactions.  I am broadly interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms parasites use to either avoid or manipulate host detection.

Currently I am using recombinant protein expression systems to develop vaccines to protect sheep against the parasitic nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta; and hens against the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae.